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DID GEORGE WASHINGTON PARTY HERE?
It’s a listing that grabs the attention: "This lovely home was originally a tavern in which George Washington spent his last Fourth of July!" The house at 414 Franklin Street is on the market for $3.9 million and has everything a buyer could want and more — four bedrooms, a two-car garage and a sprawling 20,000-square-foot lot that’s monstrous by Old Town standards. It even has its own controversy: Did Washington really party here? It’s a debate that erupted the last time the house was for sale in 1989. Now that the house is once again on the market, the war of the rosebushes has once again erupted in the Yates Gardens neighborhood. (Alexandria Gazette Packet)
FLIPPING OFF DEPUTY LANDS WOMAN IN JAIL
A 19-year-old Stafford woman landed in jail Sunday after she drove through an accident scene, "flipped off" a deputy and refused to stop, police said. Stafford sheriff's spokesman Bill Kennedy said the incident started about 5:17 p.m. in the area of Warrenton Road (U.S. 17) and Short Street. Deputies and emergency vehicles were dealing with a crash that had shut down the northbound lanes of U.S. 17. Traffic was being diverted through a parking lot, Kennedy said. (Fredericksbug.com)
NO JOBS LOST
Now everyone can breathe easier. Slated originally to trim more than 700 jobs due to projected state and local revenue shortfalls, Prince William County Public Schools recently announced that no one will lose their jobs going into the 2010-11 school year. By the end of May, the number had been paired down to 68 jobs being lost – none of them teachers. However, late last week, Superintendent Steven L. Walts announced there would be no layoffs. (Insidenova.com)
MOM'S ORGANIC DROPS PLASTIC BOTTLE
Rockville-based MOM's Organic Market will no longer sell bottled water as part of a campaign to reduce the use of plastic.
The organic grocer, with six locations in the D.C. and Baltimore area, will instead install water filtration machines at its stores so customers can rely on reusable containers for water. It is also giving customers their first gallon of water free every visit, it said. (Washington Business Journal)